Finally the panorama I wanted!
When Sony introduced the sweep panorama, the results from my HX1 and HX5 were a bit disappointing. The stitching was good and the new motion detection worked well in most situations but the quality was the one from a stitched video feed - too low res for most uses.
Again Sony listens to the users who demanded a better resolution and responded with the 42MP HR panorama.
pre-production Sony HX9V panorama original size crop
pre-production Sony HX9V HR panorama original size crop